Yeah, the "this is my fifth 29th birthday" stuff has definitely been going on for a very long time. And you are certainly correct our society is more age conscious about women than men. Things in that vein have gotten better over the last couple of decades, but there is still a long way to go before things are the same for men and women.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx